NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Whether it’s the pumpkin spice galore, the spooky stories, or even just the changing leaves that get you into the fall spirit, we’ve compiled a list of Connecticut’s best fall and Halloween events that will be sure to do the trick… (or treat)!

Corn Mazes

Up for a challenge? Whether it’s pitch black or daylight, corn mazes will test your directional abilities like no other. Take your shot at twisting, turning and peering through the towering corn stalks to find your way back to the mainland. 

(Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)


If creepy stories and spine-chilling exhibits aren’t your cup of tea, Connecticut’s fall traditions don’t stop there. Hayrides can be the perfect outdoor family activity during this season. 

(AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)

Pumpkin Picking

From pumpkin spice to pumpkin bread, the pumpkin supply seems to never run out during this time of year. Plus, the patches have more for the entire family. Big, small, long, or short, at least one of these Connecticut patches is guaranteed to have your pumpkin. 

Haunted Houses

Possibly the first thing people think of when you say the word “Halloween” is a haunted house. Luckily for those who dare to enter, Connecticut is home to some of the most frightening attractions. Grab a friend and put on a brave face to check out the latest spooky setups. 

El Gambardella, of Wallingford, stands in the doorway of the haunted mansion scene while helping prepare the Trail of Terror for its 28th season in Wallingford, Conn. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. The trail opens Saturday October 1st then runs weekends through October 30th. Gambardella has worked the haunt for 21 seasons. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Ghost Tours

Whether you believe in them or not, ghosts are claimed to be sailing around these longstanding Connecticut buildings. Unexplainable movements, traces of dark shadows and a boatload of history fill these ghost tours, giving you the fright of your life. 

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Everything In-Between

Lastly, it’s no surprise that all the fun can’t fit into one category. Find your unique Halloween or fall experience this season at any of these spooktaculars, niche festivals, shops and plenty more. 

Group of kids with Halloween costumes walking to go trick or treating (Getty Images)